Below is our vm infrastructure:
License purchased on: 23 December 2009
Version: vCenter 4.0 Foundation (max 3 hosts) and vSphere 4 Enterprise (max 6 cores)
vCenter 4.1 (x1 physical server) & ESX 4.1 (x3 physical server)
Is there any check list to determine our environment is equiped with all necessary VM requirement?
P/s: By the way, I am not sure where to assign this discussion topic into which group.
Not sure what are your expectations but for vCO there are two types of licences: player and server. You can check this in the vCO web configuration in the Licenses tab by clicking on the vCO server link.
For example on mine:
Serial number : XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX License owner : VMware Target : vCO server License edition : vc Support : Gold vCenter Orchestrator mode : Server Product : vCenter Server 4 Standard Expiration : Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 CET 2013 License type : Site
A server license allows to author workflows, a player license allows only to run workflows (from the library or from a third party woho would have author them).
This is the report from vCO License details
Serial number : XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX License edition : vCenter Server 4 FoundationvCenter Orchestrator mode : PlayerExpiration : Permanent license
In this case, what should I improve in my environment?
If you need to author worklows you need to upgrade your vCenter License to vCenter Standard.
Please contact your VMware sales representative for further information on licensing.
From the hard and troublesome that I am facing to manage this vCenter ... I planning to install the version 5.0 and remove all previous modules.
So far, only 12 VMs running in production and 2 in UAT stages with max 3 esx hosts.
Can I just get vCenter Standard upgrade with FOC from vCenter Foundation?